Category: ownvoices

Meet Amina Akhtar, Author of Kismet

Acclaimed author Amina Akhtar’s fiercely funny and twisty new thriller, Kismet, is a razor-sharp takedown of Sedona’s crystal-hugging wellness community. It’s also the thought-provoking story of Ronnie Khan: a young, self-effacing Pakistani-American woman who follows her seemingly perfect best friend,…

Meet Brenda Peynado, Author of The Rock Eaters

“Society cannot exist,” the philosopher Edmund Burke cautioned, without “a controlling power upon will and appetite…men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.” A similar warning may reside in The Rock Eaters, Brenda Peynado’s beautifully bizarre…

Meet Emery Lee, Author of MEET CUTE DIARY

Emery Lee’s Meet Cute Diary is a wonderfully refreshing pull of a book. In this transgender romcom, teen Noah anonymously runs a “meet cute” blog full of stories about trans people finding true love in the real world. But there’s…